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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, September 28, 2015

Homemade Vapo-Rub

Sharing this recipe again, as we move into "flu" season here.

Homemade Vapo-Rub
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
2 tsp. beeswax
35 drops of eucalyptus essential oil, organic
15 drops peppermint essential oil, organic
15 drops rosemary essential oil, organic

Using organic ingredients, melt coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler.  Remove from the stove and add the remaining oils.  Pour into a sterilized jar and allow to cool.

Hint:  I used a recycled 2 oz. glass baby food jar.  This recipe fills the smaller baby food jar nicely.  

Note:  you can make this with organic olive oil too, but it will be a much softer consistency. You can also use different essential oils to your preference.


Mama Pea said...

I'm bookmarking this post (as I do with so many of your others) and may even get around to making our own vapo-rub later in the season. Hubby and I rarely (knock on wood) have a need for such, but our daughter gets a stuffy/yucky cold a couple/few times a year.

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, I first made it with organic olive oil, but in hot weather it gets very soft. The coconut oil keeps the firmer texture, which I like. So far it's worked very well.

RB said...

Good to have a recipe for Vaporub - good to have with winter coming for chapped skin, stuffy noses and such, especially with how high the price of Vick's has gone in the stores, up to $5-6 a jar some places.
(Hint: It's still $1 a jar at Dollar Tree).
God bless.

Kristina said...

RB, this is a nice homemade Christmas gift too.

RB said...

It is indeed, as are many of your homemade organic recipes. ;o)
Have a great weekend!
Gonna be a stormy one here in NC.
God bless.